Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Boston Harbor Islands FREE Events!

The Boston Harbor Islands are sponsoring some "free" events this summer for the kids.  You do have to pay the ferry fee to get there - but a small price to pay to enjoy the nature and beauty that is the Boston Harbor Islands. 

Toddler Tuesdays On Grape Island -  Every Tuesday at 11am in the months of July & August.  Leave the Hingham Shipyard at 10:10.  Arrive at Grape Island in time for the hour long program designed for toddlers.  You can bring lunch and catch the 1pm ferry home.  The MBTA site for the fare is a little confusing.  Usually a trip from Hingham to Boston is $6.00.  But they say the inner island ferry ticket is $1.70.  I would think the fare to Grape Island is $1.70 - but it could be $6.00.  I have zero idea.  Maybe someone reading this who knows could comment.  Boston Harbor Islands also has a detailed list of how to get where you need to go by clicking HERE.  You can transfer to Spectacle Island from Grape Island if using the Quincy line. 

Toe Jam Puppet - On Georges Island.  Sunday 7/31 at 12pm & 2pm. 

Toddler Tuesdays on Spectacle Island -  Every Tuesday in July & August at 10:30.  Ferry departs from Boston's Long Wharf. 

ReadBoston Storymobile - Wednesday June 29th and Wednesday, August 17th at 12:30 on Spectacle Island.  Every kid receives a free book!

Make A Mosaic - 6/22, 6/23, 6/29, 6/30 at 2pm on Spectacle Island.  Join their recyclable art program, where they use materials found on the Island's beach to create pictures, portraits, mosaics, and murals. Your creation could end up on display in our Visitor Center!

Catch the Science Bug - Thursday July 14th at 11am on Spectacle Island.  Catch the Science Bug Programs feature hands-on activities and/or interactive presentations that involve the audience through demonstrations, quiz games, and questions.

So those are just some of the events going on there this summer.  Check out the entire schedule by clicking HERE
Many thanks to Mass DCR and the Harbor Islands for these events!

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